January 13, 2018

Project

The “It’s Logical, dear Math!” Project is a three-year partnership project (September 2017 – August 2020) that aims to develop mathematical and logical thinking, using innovative activities and gamification strategies and involves five countries: Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Lithuania and Greece.





 A vector of this project is to create a contest, mixing the PISA assessment and the national curriculum of each country. This competition will have gamification principles and will take place in two moments: in each country with national teams and, during the mobilities, with students from all partner countries.

All partners must contribute to these tests, and a very rich debate will take place during the process. 10th grade students will be involved in this process.

There will be five combined mobilities:

 – Italy (May 2018),
 – Greece (October 2018),
 – Portugal (May 2019),
 – Hungary (November 2019),
 – Lithuania (May 2020).

These mobilities have three moments: before (virtual mobility), during (physical mobility) and after (virtual mobility).

Associated with each mobility, a theme was defined regarding the partner’s strongest points:

 1- Algebra and Geometry;
 2- Cube Game;
 3- Programming with Scracth,
 4- Mathematics with music,
 5- Origami.

Mobility results are intangible (growth of team spirit, development of intercultural and linguistic skills, development of practical, artistic and motor skills, increased visibility of schools, language skills, environmental and sustainability awareness, ICT and coding skills), but also tangible (drawings, exhibitions, photos, videos, final report, competition and evaluation).

STUDENT NEEDS:

  – Find oportunities to develop professionally;

  – Have a learning platform with educational resources and new tools for
      creating a student-supportive learning environment;

  – Development of new skills and teaching methods by means of exchanging experience and ideas;

  – To develop opportunities for non-formal learning experiences to make lesson and school
      more authentic and engaging, thus help tackle and reduce early school leaving trends;

  – Better use of ICT technology for teaching;

  – Tackling low achievement / basic skills using more effective and non-formal teaching methods;

  – To gain new experience in intercultural education and broaden their
      horizons through European collaboration and exchange of good practices;

  – To develop language, social and managerial competences;

TEACHERS WILL:

  – Overcome the language barriers;

  – Develop their ICT skills in the context of “Lifelong Learning”;

  – Overcome their particular and single point of view collaborating with
      the other partners teachers and reinforcing mutual comprehension, tolerance and trust;

  – Develop teamwork and problem solving actions;

  – Develop a network of relations with the project partners,
      local authorities and institutions involved in the project;

  – Be able to share their knowledge, compare their approaches to teaching and learning,
      construct new teaching materials and a teaching programme/innovation,
      sharing experiences and examples of good practice in order to enhance
      the quality of learning and teaching in schools.